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Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote
Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:51 PM

Posted on 02/21/2013 2:54:19 PM PST by null and void

DAYTON — A southwest Ohio woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama filed a lawsuit against her former employer.



Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported.



Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.”



“I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus the economic environment confronting defense contractors,” he said. “The allegation that Q-Mark discharged Ms. Kunkle because of her vote is simply false.”



Kunkle, of Kettering, has an unlisted phone number and her Dayton attorney didn’t immediately respond to a request to speak with her.



The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 14, seeks a minimum of $25,000. It says that Kunkle’s vote came up in conversation on Nov. 7, the day after the election, and that she was fired Nov. 9. The suit claims that the company’s president and owner, Roberta Gentile, said the firing was in the “best interest of the company.”



The lawsuit said that Gentile engaged Q-Mark employees in conversations aimed at discovering their political affiliations and repeatedly disparaged Obama supporters.



Kunkle started as a temporary worker with the small company in April and became full-time in May, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit said that she performed her duties “efficiently and effectively,” and never received any disciplinary action or negative performance evaluations.



Defense attorneys have until mid-March to respond to the lawsuit.


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Cry me a river.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 2:54:23 PM PST by null and void
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww poor lady..because of her idiotic vote we all have to suffer..but dont worry, she can just get unemployment and food stamps like the rest of the Obama zombies


2 posted on 02/21/2013 2:55:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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I wonder what her...ah, never mind.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 2:57:29 PM PST by SMM48
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Good grief, I am so tired of overly emotion people and their ridiculous accusations. She is proving she is unstable and should have been let go for more reasons then economic cutbacks.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 2:57:57 PM PST by McGavin999
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Anybody who would 1) vote for Obama’s reelection and 2) admit doing so, has such poor judgement that she deserves to be let go.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 3:00:51 PM PST by Bob
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leftists have been doing this for decades, not hiring conservatives in colleges, media schools and Hollyweird


6 posted on 02/21/2013 3:01:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Sounds like a place she couldn’t really be happy working at anyway, so why wouldn’t she want to leave?

Oh, that’s right - there aren’t any other jobs, because Obama has been destroying this economy...


7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:05:43 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Bob

I wish my employer had done this. We are making tens of millions less because of the presence of Bernanke and 0.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 3:08:19 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: null and void

This is a defense contractor-—when Obama’s sequestration comes about, a lot of defense workers are going to be laid off.

Letting those off who voted for Obama is a good start.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 3:10:06 PM PST by Venturer
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Just blame it on the Sequester.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 3:12:56 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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Fired??..... silly...now EXILED ...that I could understand.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 3:18:36 PM PST by Nekman (A vote made for Obama......is a vote made By a MORON!)
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She’s probably a liar.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 3:21:07 PM PST by CWCoop
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Elections have consequences.....


13 posted on 02/21/2013 3:21:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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The perfect comeback would have been, someone had to go to cover new Obamacare mandates, may be that more have to go.

And why no those that support Obamacare, you reap what you sow.

14 posted on 02/21/2013 3:23:06 PM PST by TexasCajun
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That won’t fly but may make it an issue to be settle for a few $.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 3:26:30 PM PST by deport
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Last hired...first fired.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 4:40:05 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Venturer
This is a defense contractor-—when Obama’s sequestration comes about, a lot of defense workers are going to be laid off.

No they're not.

17 posted on 02/21/2013 5:24:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: null and void
Check out the comments at the site - sounds like a lot of Freepers having their say!
18 posted on 02/21/2013 6:00:26 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I believe you are wrong.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 7:48:11 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Furlough != layoff.

Some will be laid off, I am sure. Happens all the time. But 800,000? No. Furlough. I am not wrong.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 7:55:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

By April we will find out.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 8:16:55 PM PST by Venturer
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I hope ths she was.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 8:20:26 PM PST by sport
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She’s been there since April, became permanent in May, and she is suing for $25K? When companies across the country are laying off much longer term employees?


23 posted on 02/21/2013 8:26:13 PM PST by EDINVA
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Kunkle started as a temporary worker with the small company in April and became full-time in May...

FIFO Patricia. Too bad, so sad.

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/21/2013 8:30:03 PM PST by M Kehoe
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Hey, Patricia. To paraphrase your Dear Leader, this is your part of “sharing the pain” that your vote inflicted on countless other millions of unemployed Americans. You were gainfully employed, you voted for change, and now you got it. Suck it up like the rest of us!


25 posted on 02/21/2013 8:36:18 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: Venturer

The Furlough will consist of one day a week on a rotating basis. Length of time is undetermined. This is the fed. Private contractors will be laid off based on their importance.


26 posted on 02/21/2013 8:41:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: eyedigress

For the funnof itlets say you are living from pay day to pay day. Then they cut your pay by 20%. How does that grab ya?

On top of that they raise your freakin taxes.Raise gas prices, raise the cost of food.
How do you make your house payment then? Especially if you are already underwater.

That Obama what a great guy. A greaking genious to come up with this sequestrian plan. And the damned Republicans signed on to it with the idiot democrats.

Who TF do they think is going to pay the entitlement people when they are destroying the Middle vclass.

Is this the plan? To destroy the Middle class??? Sure seems like it.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 8:52:11 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Just passing on what I have read lately.


28 posted on 02/21/2013 8:54:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: null and void

Yep.


29 posted on 02/21/2013 8:57:38 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama

Fired is a good start.

I haven't quite reached the "hang them all from lamp posts" stage yet but firing is good. People who are evil and/or dumb enough to vote for Oblameus are not an asset to any honest business.

30 posted on 02/21/2013 9:45:28 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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It does show appalling lack of judgement.


31 posted on 02/21/2013 9:59:41 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Venturer
By April we will find out.

Not if the GOP does the predictable cave.

32 posted on 02/22/2013 7:09:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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